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St. Louis Zoo - "River's Edge" - part 1

Postby TomCofer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:18 am

1. Malayan sun bears
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2. bush dogs
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8. painted dogs
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Postby TomCofer » Thu Aug 25, 2016 5:20 am

1.
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2. bat-eared foxes
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Postby St3v3M » Fri Aug 26, 2016 2:35 am

I love the unknown, and Hippo #5! Thank you for sharing, S-
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Postby TomCofer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:03 am

St3v3M wrote:I love the unknown, and Hippo #5! Thank you for sharing, S-

If weren't so lazy, I'd go back to the zoo site and gather the names of each of the critters. :)
Then again, I've still got a couple hundred photos to edit so it's more a matter of time than laziness.
For those that are interested, you can find the critters, their names, and a bit more about them on the St. Louis Zoo site:

https://www.stlzoo.org/visit/thingstoseeanddo/
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Re: St. Louis Zoo - "River's Edge" - part 1

Postby St3v3M » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:07 am

TomCofer wrote:
St3v3M wrote:I love the unknown, and Hippo #5! Thank you for sharing, S-

If weren't so lazy, I'd go back to the zoo site and gather the names of each of the critters. :)
Then again, I've still got a couple hundred photos to edit so it's more a matter of time than laziness.
For those that are interested, you can find the critters, their names, and a bit more about them on the St. Louis Zoo site:

https://www.stlzoo.org/visit/thingstoseeanddo/

I love the oddballs, and it's an excellent resource. Thank you! S-
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Postby TomCofer » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:12 am

I did go back and added some names here.
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Postby St3v3M » Fri Aug 26, 2016 3:13 am

TomCofer wrote:I did go back and added some names here.

Appreciate! S-
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Re: St. Louis Zoo - "River's Edge" - part 1

Postby WesternGuy » Mon Sep 05, 2016 3:51 pm

Tom, these are neat pics. You have done a great job of trying to keep the "zoo" out of the images. I like the hippos shots, not something I am liable to get in Africa as they are very dangerous animals. They kill more people in Africa in a year than any other animal.

The bird is an Australian White Ibis, the rhino looks like a black rhino (as compared to a white rhino) and the colored dogs are African Wild Dogs and they are an endangered species. I have never seen a bush dog before, so I wonder where they are from.

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Re: St. Louis Zoo - "River's Edge" - part 1

Postby TomCofer » Tue Sep 06, 2016 3:41 am

Hey WG,
It seems strange that hippos are so dangerous since they seem so calm and peaceful when we see them on TV. :) On the other hand, apparently they are a bit dangerous even to each other. A couple of them had several scars and two of them had a bit of a brief disagreement while we were there.

Yes, the rhinos (there were two of them) are Black Rhinos.

The Painted Dogs, African Wild Dogs, or Cape hunting dogs are a new critter to the St. Louis Zoo. They're one of the most endangered dogs in the world, with only about 3,000 left in the wild.

The Bush Dogs are from Central and South America. You can see a bit more about them in these links:
https://www.stlzoo.org/visit/thingstose ... thamerica/
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bush_dog
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Re: St. Louis Zoo - "River's Edge" - part 1

Postby WesternGuy » Wed Sep 07, 2016 6:56 am

Tom, thanks for the updates on the names and the info on the bush dogs - interesting that not a lot is really known about them.

Yup, Hippos can be very dangerous and they can run a lot faster than you might think. I saw my first "land-based" one in Botswana, about 5 years ago and our guide stayed well away from it as they are known to charge jeeps if annoyed - check this out - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jLwVX7_sfXY. They can run at speeds up to 30 mph for short distances. The calm and peaceful images that you see on TV are deceiving.

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